Archive for July, 2010

Pedal Power Prt 2

July 24, 2010

Nothing says summer like bike riding, so I’ve decided to keep the love going and show some more bicycle-inspired fashion.  Thanks to a suggestion from the LittleBikeBlog (which has pictures of some really cool retro bikes), this post is devoted to the bicycle riding fashions of the 1970’s.  First, some inspiration:

Bring back the ’70’s with retro-inspired t-shirts, hot pants, tube socks, tennis shoes/converse chuck taylors, oversized sunglasses, hobo bags, satchels, and bold accessories.  Here is a collage I made of an updated ’70s bicycling look.

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Pedal Power Prt 2 by denisechristine featuring Converse shoes

Hoot Point Tee
$30 – modcloth.com
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Bicycle Earrings
$12 – urbanoutfitters.com
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http://www.oldbike.eu

Pedal Power

July 22, 2010

Swerving cars, biting asphalt, and purple bruises should not be associated with riding a bike.  However, being the klutz that I am, I should have known better than to take a bike ride through downtown Chicago.  Even if I can’t ride a bike, I can still look like I know what I’m doing.  My inspiration for this post is the bike style of women of the 1950’s, especially since the 50’s silhouette seems to be coming back full force right now.

Key items include cardigans, high waisted shorts, bobby socks, and oxfords.  Pair with some floral sunglasses and a cute raffia Fendi bag, and you’ll be ready to pedal through anything.  Though, I might recommend wearing a helmet if you’re as clumsy as me.  (They do have some pretty cute helmets out there…like this one from Yakkay at the right)

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Pedal Power by denisechristine featuring Fendi bags

Shorts med rosett
499 SEK – modekungen.se
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UO Eyelet Knee Socks
$8 – urbanoutfitters.com
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Isn’t it Odd?

July 11, 2010

I recently found out about this cool new magazine from Samir Husni’s blog, Mr. Magazine (http://mrmagazine.wordpress.com/). (Side note: As the director of the Magazine Innovation Center at the University of Mississippi, Husni aka “Mr. Magazine” has got some credentials, and some great insight into new magazines and the industry overall.)

Odd Magazine, which just launched it’s first issue in July, is published by 30 students at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute.  I hope to find a copy of it soon, but you can check out some of their stuff at their website http://thisisodd.com/.

They’re revolving their magazine around the theory of the Six Degrees of Separation by showing six connections between seven people in the fashion industry.  As the website states, “The magazine is inspired by the lives and styles of these seven key persons and the stories about their creative lives, which just happen to be a little bit odd.”  Well, the editors can explain it a little better than I can:

The website includes some of their inspirations, stories, and their “Odd” line of accessories and clothes.  I really dig this necklace made out of negative film.

Or this “odd” bracelet/ring:

I think this would be a cool magazine to check out because it’s put together by students who have a refreshing, independent take on fashion.  I only wish my school could have done something this awesome.